Look who turned cops for a day
Visitors to the Vasai police station last morning were met with a strange spectacle college students occupying the chairs that usually seat the local police, and diligently doing their sundry work. Shiva Devnath spent the day with 50 BMS students, who were at the helm of affairs for a day as part of their coursework, and managed the police station ably, tackling all cases reported in the day
About 50 BMS students managed the police station with flair, even tackling all the cases that were reported through the day at the station.
In one case, a woman entered the police station complaining about a boy who had been peeping into her house to make inappropriate facial gestures and remarks. The students accompanied the police to the boy's residence and picked him up.
The management students took on all the tasks that are usually performed by policemen of different designations, even standing sentinel and guarding the station. They handled the station’s wireless, made entries in the FIR register, responded to RTI queries and also looked into the passport verification procedure
While they listened attentively to briefs from the policemen, the management students left behind some constructive criticism for the cops themselves. “The technology in the police station needs to be updated.
The police officers have been working with extremely old versions of software, computers and wireless sets, due to which the pace of work slows down and the stress levels of officers increases," said Sana, one of the students.
Police Inspector Anil Sandbhor, in charge of Vasai police station, said that the students were enthusiastic and handled the work well. There were three cases that came to the police station including two passport verification cases. "I hope some of these students apply for police jobs in the future."